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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: pre'ne-o-plas'tik

Definition: Preceding the formation of any neoplasm, benign or malignant; a preneoplastic condition is not always precancerous, although the term is frequently used erroneously in that sense.

[pre- + G. neos, new, + plastikos, formative]

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